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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Arenegeth Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:35 am

So awhile ago, while I was cleaning my PS1 PAL Clock Tower disc, I heard a crack.

Yeah... The disc had cracked in the middle, now the crack remained on the inner rim where there is no data, so the game played just fine, for a time...

Just tried it today and it stops at the black PS1 screen during boot, I checked the disc and the crack moved into the data section...

Well I figure no biggie, I'll just buy another disc, disc only should be relatively cheap right?

Wrong! The game is apparently pretty expensive, at least the PAL version is, even disc only.

Since I bought the game at launch, I had no idea of its current value, never had to look it up.

So lesson learned, be very careful when cleaning discs in the future, though I didn't apply any crazy pressure, and especially no pressure that I hadn't applied to many other discs before, after this case, I'll treat them like they're made out of dandelions.

And god knows how many games in my collection are worth more than I'm aware of, the majority of my collection was bought at launch after all, and unless is a marquee title like Suikoden II, is really hard to know value since I never sell anything and there's no real reason to look up prices of games I already own otherwise.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Markies Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:29 pm

My Favorite Local Video Game Store is closing in February. :cry:

There are several used/independent game stores in my area as I live in one of the largest selections of them in the country.

But, the one that is closing, was my favorite. He had the best selections at reasonable prices. He also had Reproductions as well and was the coolest dude. I almost worked for him when I was unemployed.

Thankfully, there are other stores (and Ebay) and the gaming convention he started will still be going. But, still, I'm going to missing walking into his store and seeing what is available.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by pierrot Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:38 pm

Markies wrote:But, still, I'm going to missing walking into his store and seeing what is available.

There was a store kind of like that around me a number of years ago. I got some incredible deals on things I would probably not own otherwise (all of my arcade hardware and software, sealed Rule of Rose (which I actually sold a long time ago), Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Gotcha Force, Alex Kidd in Shinobi World (US), etc). He always went by 'head-pricing,' so it could be a bit of work having to ask him a price on everything, but he was usually willing to make a deal on bundles of stuff, and was just a cool guy who was in it for the love of video games. Unfortunately he sold it all off to a couple kids who changed the business to a more ebay based pricing scheme. I went in there once after it changed hands, and was not impressed by it. They, unsurprisingly to me, are not there anymore. I don't remember what they had changed the name of the business to, though, so it is possible they changed locations, or just moved everything entirely to ebay.

It's sad that some really cool businesses aren't really profitable, a lot of times.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Erik_Twice Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:26 pm

I think I should play Tactics Ogre. Seems like I would enjoy it.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by ayumarcan Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:36 pm

All out of a sudden I realised there're not so many games that combine fantasy and sci-fi in a more or less gracious way. I know RF online, but correct me if I'm wrong. Would love to discover more games that are like this one.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by pierrot Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:37 pm

Erik_Twice wrote:I think I should play Tactics Ogre. Seems like I would enjoy it.

Did you play Ogre Battle at all, before? I really enjoyed the story, and production values in the Saturn version of Tactics Ogre. I find the tactical battles to get kind of dull after a while, though, and really didn't enjoy the gameplay at all by the end. I was too invested in the story to stop, though. Oddly, I think I liked Ogre Battle's gameplay a bit more, overall, which is kind of weird, because I didn't really like Ogre Battle very much in general. They're both pretty good games, though. Not my favorites, but pretty good.
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by PresidentLeever Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:30 am

Anyone know what's next for DoctorM64 (Another Metroid 2 Remake dev)?
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by strangenova Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 pm

I both love and hate when a game is so well made that I have no one to blame but me for my deaths. I love it because that's good design, and I hate it because FUCK!!! WHY?!? I HAD IT!! AND THEN I THREW IT ALL AWAY!!!
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by prfsnl_gmr Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:07 pm

strangenova wrote:I both love and hate when a game is so well made that I have no one to blame but me for my deaths. I love it because that's good design, and I hate it because FUCK!!! WHY?!? I HAD IT!! AND THEN I THREW IT ALL AWAY!!!


Have you played 1001 Spikes? If not, you’ll definitely have a love/hate relationship with it. So we’ll-made...so much death. :lol:
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Re: Random Gaming Thoughts

by Xeogred Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:48 am

PresidentLeever wrote:Anyone know what's next for DoctorM64 (Another Metroid 2 Remake dev)?

I thought some developer picked him up right after it launched haha, maybe I'm thinking of someone else though.
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